Action Alerts

Governor Calls Special Session

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 16th, Governor Hutchinson made the upcoming special session official when he made the official call to legislators. Included in this session will be a short-term highway funding fix and a more controversial provision related to worker’s compensation laws in Arkansas. The Ag Council of Arkansas along with the Arkansas State Chamber of […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released and updated crop progress and condition report for Arkansas. The report offers a state-wide update on the 2016 crop. According to the report 100 percent of corn crop is planted with 98 percent emerged. Rice is 96 percent planted and […] Read more...

Comment Window for Transform Section 18 Permit Closes May 20th

Monday, May 16th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi have jointly sought a section 18 permit for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 15 day comment period ends May 20, 2016. Ag Council members, particularly those in the production or processing of cotton are encouraged to submit comments in favor of the petition. The […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Makes Additional $2.5 Million Available for EQIP in Arkansas

Monday, May 16th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 13th, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of $2.5 million for producers to apply for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until June 10, 2016, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement select conservation activities.  Applicants can sign […] Read more...

EPA Grants Section 18 Permit for Transform for Grain Sorghum

Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Arkansas farmers with a Section 18 special permit to allow for the use of pesticide Transform for grain sorghum during the 2016 crop year. The pesticide is a critical component for combating the sugar cane aphid, which can be destructive to grain sorghum and other crops. Populations have already […] Read more...
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